London: Rafael Nadal downed Andy Murray 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinal of the Wimbledon on Friday to earn a shot at the title for the fifth time. His final opponent on the grass court this year is also the man who replaced him at the Number 1 spot in the rankings. In the post-match conference, Nadal talks of Novak Djokovic, the final match, the rankings and his success. Excerpts.
How do you feel on losing the Number 1 rank to Novak (Djokovic)?
I did not lose the Number 1 position. The guy (Djokovic) played unbelievably in the first half of the year and so, is the Number 1. We can just congratulate him because he has been impressive. I am also happy with my performance and will have a lot more chances to become Number 1.